Health Concerns You Might Have and Not Even Realize

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Health | 0 comments

Diseases come in all sorts of different ways, and some of them you may not even realize you have until symptoms start to worsen. That’s because many of these conditions don’t have physical symptoms that are obvious. Just because you may not notice it, doesn’t mean that these diseases aren’t serious. In fact, some of the ones on this list are deadly. Routine appointments with your doctor can greatly increase your chances of catching these problems before they become serious. Here are some of the most notorious and silent health concerns that you may not know you have:

  • Celiac Disease – Although this condition has noticeable symptoms, you may not realize that your problems are actually related to this disease. Celiac disease is a condition where the body attacks cells in the intestine as they break down gluten. Symptoms include tiredness, feelings of weakness, and bloating among other things that are hard to pinpoint.
  • Heart Disease – Arteries slowly build up plaque over time, and you may not realize you have dangerously narrow arteries until it is too late. Without visiting the doctor, you may not even think about it until you have symptoms of a heart attack. The best way to prevent this condition is by living an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Colon Cancer – This cancer is one of the most popular forms of cancer among men and women, but it usually goes unnoticed until a late stage. By the time people start to notice painful stomach aches and bloody stool, the cancer has progressed to the point that patients need emergency care in an attempt to save their life.
  • Sleep Apnea – Sleep is critical for staying alert throughout the day, and it helps your brain stay vigilant from danger. However, many people suffer from this disease because it only shows symptoms in their sleep. Sleep apnea has been proven to increase the risk for other potentially deadly health concerns, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Companies like Silent Night Therapy offer solutions to help individuals overcome this condition and get a good night’s rest.
  • Glaucoma – Affecting the optic nerve, this health concern leads to blindness if left uncontested. The problem for people who suffer from this condition is that it is very difficult to identify before it’s too late. Fluid slowly builds up behind the eye, and it isn’t until severe nerve damage occurs that people even realize they had a problem in the first place.
  • Lung Cancer – Even though this is one of the deadliest cancers ever discovered, it usually goes undetected. A significant portion of patients with lung cancer were having chest x-rays performed for a different concern when the doctors notice something unusual. The symptoms are similar to other conditions, and include a dry cough with some difficulty breathing.

These diseases are notoriously difficult to detect and slowly build up in the body until they are major health concerns. By visiting the doctor regularly and listening to your body, you may be able to identify these problems at an early stage.

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Navigating marriage counseling

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Marriage Counseling, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you have been married for one year or over 50, you may benefit from marriage counseling. Marriage counseling can help relieve every-day stressors that wear down even a solid, happy marriage. If you want to rekindle your relationship, you should consider seeking the help of a qualified professional like Kathleen Snyder, a licensed a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas.

If you’re having trouble remembering and rekindling the love and connection you had at the beginning of your relationship, stress might be the culprit. Snyder explains that stress responses cause a “pressure-withdraw or attack-defend” mechanism that creates a vicious cycle. You might not even recognize your partner anymore from the person you first fell in love with.

While things may seem daunting, there is a very good chance that you can rekindle the love and connection you once enjoyed. The key, Snyder explains, is breaking the stress cycle that has hijacked your interactions. By doing so, you can not only repair any damage done but also provide space for friendship and intimacy to grow.

Marriage therapists like Snyder can help break this negative stress cycle by nurturing interactions that help build intimacy and connection. Once you break free from the stress cycle, you will be able to accurately respond to and recognize each other’s needs, creating a stronger, loving connection. This experience can help you not only rekindle the lost love but also reach new heights.

One way to rekindle your marriage is to learn how to fight fair. Start by maintaining control of the situation. Before you lose your temper, take a step back and call for a “time out.” This much needed pause could help you cool off before you say something you regret.

Second, make sure you never interrupt your partner. Interrupting not only shows that you’re not listening, but also signifies that you are trying to control the conversation. According to therapists, interrupting illustrates how you are “listening to respond rather than to understand.” One tactic to avoid interrupting is to use a specific object to signify whose turn it is to speak.

Third, do not bring up past hurts. If you are constantly bringing up old grudges, there may be underlying issues of unforgiveness, according to therapists Casey Caston. While it may be tempting to bring up the past, it is more effective to focus on the singular issue at hand.

Fourth, avoid criticism, which deteriorates a relationship. Like bringing up past hurts, criticism simply illustrates how you have made the argument personal rather than working to fix the problem.

Finally, be sure to apologize often. It is critical that you understand when and how you need to take responsibility for hurting your partner to resolve the conflict. Apologizing allows you to rebuild a connection and trust, the foundations of a strong marriage.

To recap, you can fight fair by staying calm, not interrupting, focusing on the single issue at hand, not lashing out, and apologizing. These tactics can help restore faith within a relationship. Consider talking to an experienced marriage counselor if you’re having any issues in your marriage.

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What Can Content Writing Do for My Business?

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Online Content | 0 comments

Just about every successful business these days has an online presence. After all, most social media accounts can be created free of charge. A website domain won’t cut pockets in terms of expenses. In fact, creating websites that adhere to the trendiest aesthetic are investments that are taken very seriously. A branding team can spend weeks just trying to decide on a tag line and a color palette that can really make your brand stand out.

However, a fish can nibble around the bait without getting hooked – and do you really want to throw a line out there with the intention of never getting a catch?

That’s where content writing comes in. When all is said and done, when you have your website and your social media accounts, it all comes down to this: then what? What does your website have besides all its expensively installed and coded features? What is the point of your social media accounts more than just to simply exist for the sake of it?

The content you’re able to produce is the meat on the bone, so to speak. Anything can be made to look good but there’s a reason why Shakespeare and Tolstoy can live forever while a bad copy can simply be just another voice screaming into an empty void. According to the website of Kinetic Word, a website can get thousands of hits per day and never actually attract new business, simply because the content there offered nothing new. Bad copy can render your website and social media strategy as invalid and moot.

There’s a lyric from a Maroon 5 song that can perfectly describe this scenario: you’re perfect on the outside but nothing at the core.

This is the year 2015, after all. The masses today are more interested in fact and conversation than they are at being mindlessly sold things with catchy one-liners with no real information behind it. There have been too many scams and trends. They have the information of all of human history at the palms of their hands.

What good content can do for your business, you may ask. For a start, investing in good content can save it from sinking under, for a start. It can inspire conversation between you and your prospective client, allowing for there to be a trustworthy relationship from the get-go, and you can get to know each other from there. Today’s audiences like to be wooed and courted before they can take anything to the next level. Building a solid foundation with concrete content is the first good step to that.

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How Anti-Nausea Drug Zofran Causes Birth Defects

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

The drug Zofran, also referred to by its generic name Ondansetron, was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat nausea and vomiting from surgical procedures and chemotherapy and other cancer medications. However, the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, has been promoting its off-label use for pregnant women looking to alleviate symptoms caused by morning sickness.

Zofran works by inhibiting the transmission of serotonin, which is a substance responsible for triggering nausea and vomiting. While it proves to be an effective way to alleviate these symptoms, its use during pregnancy could lead to dangerous risks. In recent years, mothers have come forward and filed lawsuits claiming that the drug has caused birth defects in their children.

According to Zofran attorneys, there are two likely reasons why the drug could cause birth defects. One of the reasons is because Zofran works by altering the body’s natural production of serotonin. This classifies it as a serotonergic, sharing similar properties with drugs like Paxil and Zoloft which are known risks to fetal development. The Zofran attorneys also note that there have been studies that show the drug is a highly soluble in lipids. Compounds like these can pass through the woman’s placenta easily, possibly endangering the development of the fetus.

Pregnancy related sickness can be very difficult to deal with, and women should be able to take care of themselves while their bodies go through different changes. However, they must also be assured of the safety of their unborn child. While taking Zofran might help alleviate their symptoms, it also poses dangerous risks that would be difficult to gamble with.

If you suspect that Zofran might be the reason behind your child’s current health issues, it may be time to seek out legal counsel and gather necessary information Discuss your options with an experienced Zofran lawsuit attorney to learn more.

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Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

It seems that anybody and everybody can sue everybody else for personal injury for almost anything in the US. This is because US tort laws are well developed in the country, designed to protect its citizens from wrongful acts of third parties. However, even though there are a huge number of personal injury lawsuits filed, most of them are dismissed or do not prosper in favor of the plaintiff. Some because the case has not merit, but quite a few because the case was not properly prepared or presented. This is why choosing the right personal injury lawyer is so important.

Do an online search for personal injury lawyers Indiana and you will be presented with more than a million results. The choices can be overwhelming, and it can be fatally easy to make the wrong one. Many law firms will assert this and promise that, but it all boils down to one thing: expertise. Without an experienced lawyer potential personal injury compensation can decrease dramatically. 

According to the website of Hankey Law Office P.C., personal injury law is complicated even when applied to a straightforward case where there is glaring evidence of negligence by a distinct third party; more so when the case is complicated with multiple defendants. There is also the problem of state-specific laws; not all lawyers will be as cognizant of the finer points of the law as they should be for maximum effectiveness in representation.

When choosing the right personal injury lawyer, you will want to check on how good the lawyer is. You can usually do this by looking into the type of cases they have handled, the outcome of these cases, and the qualifications of the lawyer.

When choosing a personal injury lawyer, don’t get carried away by the hype. Look at the track record and the cases they handle, and determine if they will be a right fit for you by scheduling an initial consultation. This is often for free and carries no commitments.

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Probation Violation in Florida

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Criminal Laws | 0 comments

Any state court judge can grant probation to a defendant in a criminal case except where expressly forbidden in Florida statutes, such as cases punishable by death. When you are given probation, the assumption is that close supervision is all that is warranted, and provided that the defendant follows the terms of the probation within the prescribed period, the sentence is considered served.

However, violating probation may then subject the defendant to the maximum jail time that would have been in force at the time of sentencing or whatever punishment the court decides is appropriate. This is bad, but a competent Fort Walton Beach criminal defense lawyer can help improve the outcome depending on the facts of the violation.

There are two major types of violations for probation, substantive and technical. In general, substantive violations are when the defendant commits another new crime on top of the one for which the defendant was placed in probation for. A technical violation is when the probationer fails to fulfill one or more court-ordered terms of the probation such as failing to complete a mandatory rehabilitation program (drug or alcohol), or failing to inform the probation officer of a change of address.

Under Florida law, the court has discretionary powers when it comes to sanctions for probation violations, and the judge may consider extenuating circumstances for say failing to report to the probation officer at the designated intervals i.e. seriously injured in an accident. But whatever the reason, it is a serious matter that needs to be addressed with the help of a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

Failing to give it the importance it deserves can result in major problems that will be difficult, if not impossible to rectify. If you are charged with violating your probation, engage the services of a criminal defense lawyer in your area to make sure that your rights are protected, especially if the charge is false or misplaced.

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Bankruptcy or Debt Settlement: Legal Solutions to Unmanageable Debts

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Bankruptcy | 0 comments

Being weighed down by debts is a stressful and worry-filled life to live. Major changes in one’s financial situation due to the economy, which greatly affects his/her financial circumstances, can only result to unpaid bills that continue to accrue interests. Despite that fact that no individual can lose his/her rights as a consumer, failure to pay bills (for at least six months) will render the amount owed as bad debt and the debtor, incurring negative credit.

Consulting with a highly-qualified bankruptcy lawyer when things go financially out of hand would be one advisable move. He or she will inform you of the different legal solutions that will help solve your financial woes, whether as an individual or a business owner. Your lawyer may advise you to file for debt settlement, which can render all of your debts or a part of these forgiven and erased by your creditor/s. Or you may be advised to file for bankruptcy, which may also erase some debts, allow you to liquidate your assets/properties to pay these off or which may give you enough time (three to five years) to pay your creditors.

Whatever you will be wisely advised to file for, here are some of the advantages or disadvantages of these options:

Debt Settlement: you will still have to pay your debts, but which has already been reduced to more than half (sometimes, debts are forgiven altogether). The advantages of debt settlement include:

  • No need to file for bankruptcy, which means less impact your credit report and no need to file and attend any time-consuming litigation processes which is part of the bankruptcy procedure
  • You can make a single, lump sum payment to your creditor/s, saving you from further worries over monthly payment dues (and interests)
  • Upon filing of debt settlement, a letter will be sent by your lawyer to your creditors, asking them to stop all forms of collection and harassment from debt collectors
  • You will never have to worry about lawsuits that may put a lien on any of your properties, put a levy on your savings account or have your wages garnished

The disadvantages associated with debt settlement include:

  • A decline in your credit score, but which is already a result of non-payment of debts for at least six months, maybe long before you file for the settlement
  • The need to pay taxes due to the amount forgiven by your creditor/s (if forgiven amount exceeds $600). This is called the cancellation-of-debt (COD) income.

Bankruptcy, on the other hand, is a legal declaration of the incapability to pay debts, personal or business loans. Filing for bankruptcy will, like debt settlement, also stop creditors from further attempting   payment collections or filing lawsuits to have control over your properties, have your salary garnished or levy your bank account. This also means end of calls and notices from law firms, which are intended to harass you until you decide to pay.

There are different chapters of the bankruptcy law, each designed according to a debtor’s financial situation. These include:

  • Chapter 7 – this law involves asset liquidation to enable payment of debts
  • Chapter 11 –  also known as business reorganization
  • Chapter 13 – involves debt repayment based on a three-year or five-year repayment proposal
  • Chapter 12 – which is specifically designed for families of farmers and fisherman (who own the whole or more than 50% of the farming/ fishing business) with a regular annual income
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